The Walls & Gates of Melbourne

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Across October 2020 we have had been given many visions of the Kingdom of God poised to take back the Gates & Walls of Melbourne and Victoria.

This post will be updated as more visions and steps in God’s strategy are received.

Vision 1: Gates to the City of Melbourne- A vision received by Karen Wilson, October 2020

“I had been asking the Lord to help me understand the gates of our city.
In prayer one day, this is a vision that I was given:

In the vision, I was looking down over the land that I knew had been set apart from the beginning of time to be Melbourne. I knew that it was waiting and that the Holy Spirit was hovering. It did not seem to be significant that there had been Aboriginal occupation- the land was waiting. I knew it was waiting for the gospel to arrive. In the Spirit, I could see a dim outline of a wall around the city in which there were also gates. It was like the walls and gates were in shadow. I could see angels at each gate and they too were waiting.

Suddenly the scene changed and I saw European settlement coming and I saw the gospel arriving. The walls suddenly lit up, like neon signs and the gates lit up too and the angels stood to attention. The angels were large- I could see one at each gate and each had a long blazing sword. They reminded me of the angels stationed to guard the gate of the Garden of Eden. The angels were watching intensely.

As I watched, I saw that those who had brought the gospel had brought a perversion of the Kingdom, for they did not live the Kingdom- they were divided and hostile to one another. Slowly the walls and gates dimmed and the angels bent their heads down and lowered their swords as if asleep. In came a dragon- it moved within the city walls swinging its tail around and speaking foul words out of its mouth.

I saw over time, there were seasons when the Kingdom arose as God’s people prayed and loved one another. Each time the walls and gates lit up, the angels came to attention and the dragon raged but weakened, but each time the same thing happened- strife and division in the Kingdom.

Finally I saw where we are now. The gates and walls are alight, the angels are at attention with their swords ready. The dragon is wildly swinging its tail in panic. I saw pastors linking arms around each other and bowing their heads in prayer together. It was like they formed a circle around the inside of the wall. There were other circles within this circle – ordinary people linking arms around each other, loving one another and praying together. I felt the Lord say, “Resist the striking tail of the dragon. Stand firm in love. Let love rule first between My people, then let love rule outside.”

I knew the significance of oneness. It is the key to the Kingdom and to our city.”

Vision 2: 14 October Melanie McIntosh received this vision during united prayer held by Clarion Collective (in my breakout room.)

“As several people prayed, I saw a ring of angels in a circle over the top of Melbourne (not sure, but may have been CBD)

They each lit a fire which joined to form a ring of flamesIt looked like a crown of fire. An exact crown shape and burning strongly. The angels were standing around the crown of fire, watching it.  Power going to the earth comes from the centre of this crown of flames.

As someone prayed for Indigenous peoples, I saw another crown – of fire, exactly the same although possibly bigger – over Central Australia. It had already been lit and was burning strongly.

Then looking Westward, other crowns of fire started to pop up in various locations, all over the western half of Australia.

I could not see very much happening over Eastern Australia, apart from the burning crown over Melbourne. I had the sense that the fires here (eastern Australia) would need help (from elsewhere) to be fanned into being. Or they may start very small, but need external help to be fanned to really blaze.”

Vision 3:16 October Linda Straw Zechariah 2:5 Wall of Fire.
Zechariah 1:16-17 Therefore, thus says the Lord, I have returned to Jerusalem with mercy; my house shall be built in it, declares the Lord of hosts, and the measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem. 17 Cry out again, Thus says the Lord of hosts: My cities shall again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.’”

Zechariah 2:1-5 And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand! Then I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.” And behold, the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to meet him and said to him, “Run, say to that young man, ‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and livestock in it. And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

Zechariah 3:10 “In that day, declares the Lord of hosts, every one of you will invite his neighbor to come under his vine and under his fig tree.”

  • Wall of Fire by David Wilkinson Full Sermon
  • Worship: Christ All Around Me     Christ All Around Me – Covid version
  • Many have seen a wall of fire melting the Belt of Steel perimeter established by the government to divide Melbourne from regional Victoria. It parallels the way the bush fires of 2009 melted steel on a similar perimeter of northern Melbourne. Many of our Pray4Victoria team have been on the high places around the Belt of Steel. We invite people from within the city walls and outside the city walls – in the regions to be One, to pray and blow the shofar! Declare the authority of Jesus – His Kingdom come in Victoria – bringing down the walls and setting our people free. This is not just about lockdown. This is freedom from all the enemy’s bondage and control.

    Jan Wigley 2020-10-21 at 3.41.33 PM

Vision 4: shared by Trina Craythorn

This vision was shared in her group about a wall of fire around Melbourne and a wall of blood around Victoria with angels gathering.

We declare the covenant of the blood of Jesus – His consuming love around us, dissolving all barriers and making us one with God and each other and our nation.

Revelation 5: Sue Tinworth 22 October as we were sitting at the feet of Jesus.

The Holy Spirit led us to hallow His name and go deep in His love.

  • Hallowed Be Your Name “Who is like You, Father The Source of life and love? An overflowing fountain In Spirit and the Son Abba! Our Father Hallowed be Your name. Reigning high in heaven Receive our grateful praise. Who is like You, Jesus The Son most glorious? The fullness of the Godhead Who came in flesh for us Savior, Lord Jesus Hallowed be Your name Risen now in power The Lamb for sinners slain. Who is like You, Spirit Our Comfort from above? You draw us to the Savior Reveal the Father’s love Spirit, O Spirit Hallowed be Your name Fount of living…”
  • John 13:1 “Jesus knew that the night before Passover would be his last night on earth before leaving this world to return to the Father’s side. All throughout his time with his disciples, Jesus had demonstrated a deep and tender love for them. And now he longed to show them the full measure of his love.”
  • O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus Selah depicting Jesus on the Cross
  • We soaked in the Waves of God’s Love
  • O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus in the sea.

Katina reported two recent dreams of being deep in the sea – in the Word, and God’s people emerging from the sea with their hearts lit. She declared a Belt of Truth around Melbourne. Psalm 119:8 You are our refuge & shield, our source of hope. Deuteronomy 4:20 I bought you out of the iron smelting furnace of Babylon.

Jan had been in an infinity pool and knew there was to be a revelation about what was contained and not contained.

In the gathering, I reported what I had heard, “There is a time coming when all this will pass away and there will be no more division between realms – in what is Mine and what is yours. It will all be Mine.” I declared, “Come and reign in Melbourne Lord Jesus.” I heard, “It is mine! I declare it this today. Today I rule and reign and what is Mine will be for Me and of Me.” I recalled Susan Field using the term, For My namesake. “What I have borne will have fruit.” I replied, “Hallowed be Your Name!”

As I prepared to write this I heard, “This is sacred.” It reminds me of Zechariah 14:20-21, where ordinary containers become holy. I also note 21 October Paul Kube wrote, “What I see is that the Lord is really taking the reigns now. All of our plans, timing and understanding is way out the window. So we better leave the building and get out the window where the Lord is leading us too! ”

I had been directed to Hebrews 13 (TPT) which is about consuming fire outside the city walls. It confirmed the Holy Spirit’s choice of images of Jesus on the cross as our focus when contemplating His deep deep love. Verses 10-13 it speaks of a shift in spiritual sacrifice from an old system of worship in which “the high priest carries the blood of animals into the holiest chamber as a sacrifice for sin, and then burns the bodies of the animals outside the city. By contrast, “Jesus, our sin-sacrifice, suffered death outside the city walls to make us holy by his own blood.” We drink the blood of Christ – taking it internally. Hebrews 13:13:”So we must arise and join him outside the religious “walls” and bear his disgrace.”

In the old system what was unclean was taken outside the city walls to be consumed by fire. We are to take what is unclean outside of our city to be consumed by fire and bring what is pure into our city, our thinking, our bodies. God was reminding us of His covenant with us and freshly offering His covenant to the people of our city.

Hebrews 8:8-13 ” God revealed the defect and limitation of the first when he said to his people, “Look! The day will come, declares the Lord, when I will satisfy the people of Israel and Judah by giving them a new covenantIt will be an entirely different covenant than the one I made with their fathers when I led them by my hand out of Egypt. For they did not remain faithful to my covenant, so I rejected them, says the Lord God. For here is the covenant I will one day establish with the people of Israel: I will embed my laws within their thoughts and fasten them onto their hearts. I will be their loyal God and they will be my loyal people. And the result of this will be that everyone will know me as Lord! There will be no need at all to teach their fellow-citizens or brothers by saying, ‘You should know the Lord Jehovah,’ since everyone will know me inwardlyfrom the most unlikely to the most distinguished. For I will demonstrate my mercy to them and will forgive their evil deeds, and never remember again their sins.” This proves that by establishing this new covenant the first is now obsolete, ready to expire, and about to disappear.”

This fits with a revelation given this week by Wes Leake on 20 October from 1 Corinthians 13:10. We had related it to letting go of our strong opinions – our need to be right – in order to be mature in how we truely love and are one in Christ. The new covenant is a more complete revelation of the deep deep love of our Father, Saviour and Holy Spirit which we are to express through the gospel in our love for one another and the world.

1 Corinthians 13:10
AMPC “But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).”

EXB “But when ·perfection [the perfect; completeness; wholeness] comes, the ·things that are not perfect [partial] will ·end [pass away; be set aside].”

TPT “when love’s perfection arrives, the partial will fade away.”

 

Jan Wigley 2020-10-21 at 3.02.19 PMPhotos by Jan Wigley

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